John Authers, investment editor for the Financial Times, serves as its main commentator on international markets. In this role, he has become one of the world's most influential financial journalists, with bylined columns on display pages of Financial Times five days a week. He will soon take over as the head of the Financial Times' flagship Lex column. Authers speaks worldwide and appears frequently on major U.S. and global media, including the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS. He was recently honored by the State Street Institutional Press Awards as the UK's Investment Journalist of the Year for his coverage of the collapse of confidence in investment theory. His book, The Victim's Fortune, coauthored with Richard Wolffe, earned him the prestigious Best of Knight-Bagehot Award. Authers lives and works in New York with his wife Sara Silver, also a financial journalist, and their three children.
As seen on C-Span Book TV, CNBC Street Signs, and in the Financial T imes , The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Motley Fool and The Globe and Mail . " Authers has the curriculum vitae and the confidence to go where no other author has thus far been . His goal ... is to make understandable why financial markets failed, how investors should protect themselves and what national authorities should do to correct some of the problems. His mission is happily met." - Financial Times Carmen M Reinhart, co-author with Kenneth S Rogoff of 'This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly' "This new book is a must-read for every investor....I'd urge anyone with any interest in investing to read it as soon as possible. It may well stop you losing your shirt in the next meltdown!" Cliff D'Arcy, The Motley Fool